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Sams Teach Yourself SVG in 24 Hours by Micah Laaker

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Q&A

Q1: Creating filter effects seems difficult and tricky. Is there a method similar to PhotoShop's filter application where I can press a button and a drop shadow appears on my artwork?
A1: Filters can seem a little intimidating upon introduction, but their results far outweigh the steeper learning curve. Nonetheless, some SVG WYSIWYG editors, such as JASC WebDraw and Adobe Illustrator 10, offer the ability to select from pre-defined filter effects to apply to your artwork. You should still familiarize yourself with how each primitive works, as you may need to fine-tune the results of these programs' code.
Q2:SVG filter effects look awesome, but I don't have a clue how to achieve the results of filters such as an emboss or a multiply. Is there ...

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